I was never starving – I was hungry by my next meal or snack but I wasn’t staring at the clock or chewing off my arm.
My energy levels never crashed. I have a demanding week at work and I was worried about my focus and energy and I haven’t experienced any change during the first day.
I didn’t have the dreaded caffeine withdrawal headache. I miss my morning cup of coffee but I haven’t felt any negative side effects from not having coffee in the morning.
Gas!! – I did PiYo: Upper Define workout in the evening and I was so thankful that I was alone in my room. If I had been in a group class, I would have had to leave. You take a “Fiber Sweep” drink in the morning and it definitely caused gas for me. Embarrassing!
Speaking of the Fiber Sweep, it wasn’t that bad. I have tried the Advocare Fiber Cleanse drink before and could barely choke it down and wanted to cry when I had to take it the next day. This actually tastes good. It reminds me of the leftover milk after eating Fruit Loops. The texture isn’t the most pleasant thing but I just quickly chugged it down.
I really liked the Vanilla Refresh Shake! I like it much more than the Vanilla Shakeology. It’s smooth and not very thick. It doesn’t really have much of a taste by itself, so I added my fruit to make it even better.
I was surprised by how satisfied I was by this simple meal plan. I couldn’t do it forever, but it’s definitely doable for just a few, short days. I enjoyed the flavors and variety quite a bit.
Wake Up: Glass of water
Breakfast: Strawberry Shakeology mixed with water, 1/2 banana and ice.
Mid-Morning: Cup of Green Tea and Fiber Sweep
Lunch: Vanilla Refresh Shake mixed with water, 1/2 banana, and ice. Snow peas and hummus rounded out my lunch.
Snack: Snow peas dipped in Garlic Hummus and Green Tea
Dinner: Vanilla Refresh Shake mixed with water, ice, cinnamon, and almond extract. Spinach, cucumber, red pepper, tomato, olive oil and lemon juice salad and some sunflower seeds wrapped up my day.